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New research links poverty to lower cognitive development in children

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Poverty is a public health issue.
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We evolved to argue

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Our ability to argue actually makes our species more viable over the long-term.

New evidence that autism is inherited, rather than induced by vaccines

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Increasingly, evidence from neurologic research is pointing to the fact that autism is inherited.

Michio Kaku on Stephen Hawking and the wonders of the brain (video)

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Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist. He recently appeared on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.”

Doctor walks 6 miles in snowstorm to conduct emergency brain surgery

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The patient survived. Afterwards, Dr. Hrynkiw said of the ordeal: “It really wasn’t that big of a deal.”
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Coming to terms with unconscious processes that influence our conscious mind

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Acknowledging that we do not have complete control over our minds helps us to gain more control in the end.
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Republicans quite literally think differently than we do

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Our political differences are derived from real, and often intractable, differences in how we think.
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Consciousness (or the lack thereof) in political thought

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Factors outside of our control have an overwhelming influence on the way we deliberate, argue and vote.
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